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Soursop vs. Lemon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Soursop and Lemon

  • Soursop has more Copper, however, Lemon is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Lemon covers your daily Vitamin C needs 36% more than Soursop.
  • Lemon contains 9 times less Vitamin B3 than Soursop. Soursop contains 0.9mg of Vitamin B3, while Lemon contains 0.1mg.
  • Lemon has less Sugar.

Food varieties used in this article are Soursop, raw and Lemons, raw, without peel.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Lemon
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.8%
Contains more Potassium +101.4%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +132.4%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Calcium +85.7%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 23% 15% 12% 25% 2% 3% 29% 0% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 23% 6% 7% 13% 1% 2% 13% 4% 3%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +68.8%
Contains more Potassium +101.4%
Contains more Zinc +66.7%
Contains more Copper +132.4%
Contains more Selenium +50%
Contains more Calcium +85.7%
Contains less Sodium -85.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.6

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Lemon
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.2%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
Contains more Choline +49%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1000%
Contains more Vitamin E +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +157.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 2% 0% 69% 18% 12% 17% 16% 14% 11% 0% 5% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 3% 0% 177% 10% 5% 2% 12% 19% 9% 0% 3% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +150%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +800%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +33.2%
Contains more Folate +27.3%
Contains more Choline +49%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +1000%
Contains more Vitamin E +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +157.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Lemon
Contains more Carbs +80.7%
Contains more Other +133.3%
Equal in Protein - 1.1
Equal in Fats - 0.3
Equal in Water - 88.98
17% 81%
Protein: 1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 16.84 g
Water: 81.16 g
Other: 0.7 g
9% 89%
Protein: 1.1 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 9.32 g
Water: 88.98 g
Other: 0.3 g
Contains more Carbs +80.7%
Contains more Other +133.3%
Equal in Protein - 1.1
Equal in Fats - 0.3
Equal in Water - 88.98

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Lemon
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +718.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -23.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +29%
24% 43% 33%
Saturated Fat: 0.051 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.09 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.069 g
28% 8% 64%
Saturated Fat: 0.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.011 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.089 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +718.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -23.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +29%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Soursop Lemon
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soursop Lemon Opinion
Net carbs 13.54g 6.52g Soursop
Protein 1g 1.1g Lemon
Fats 0.3g 0.3g
Carbs 16.84g 9.32g Soursop
Calories 66kcal 29kcal Soursop
Sugar 13.54g 2.5g Lemon
Fiber 3.3g 2.8g Soursop
Calcium 14mg 26mg Lemon
Iron 0.6mg 0.6mg
Magnesium 21mg 8mg Soursop
Phosphorus 27mg 16mg Soursop
Potassium 278mg 138mg Soursop
Sodium 14mg 2mg Lemon
Zinc 0.1mg 0.06mg Soursop
Copper 0.086mg 0.037mg Soursop
Manganese 0.03mg Lemon
Selenium 0.6µg 0.4µg Soursop
Vitamin A 2IU 22IU Lemon
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Lemon
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.15mg Lemon
Vitamin C 20.6mg 53mg Lemon
Vitamin B1 0.07mg 0.04mg Soursop
Vitamin B2 0.05mg 0.02mg Soursop
Vitamin B3 0.9mg 0.1mg Soursop
Vitamin B5 0.253mg 0.19mg Soursop
Vitamin B6 0.059mg 0.08mg Lemon
Folate 14µg 11µg Soursop
Choline 7.6mg 5.1mg Soursop
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0µg Soursop
Tryptophan 0.011mg Soursop
Lysine 0.06mg Soursop
Methionine 0.007mg Soursop
Saturated Fat 0.051g 0.039g Lemon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.09g 0.011g Soursop
Polyunsaturated fat 0.069g 0.089g Lemon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Soursop Lemon
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Soursop
18%
Lemon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Soursop
8%
Lemon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soursop
Soursop is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
Soursop
Soursop is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soursop
Soursop is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Sugar (difference - 11.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lemon
Lemon contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lemon
Lemon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.012g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Soursop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167761/nutrients
  2. Lemon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167746/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.